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Burcott Mill

Burcott Mill | Wookey, Wells BA5 1NJ, England
+44 1749 673118
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Wells
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Tours
Owner description: Burcott Mill is a traditional water-powered flour mill, one of only 50 still operating in the UK today. At 3pm, Wednesday to Saturday, the miller is... more » Owner description: Burcott Mill is a traditional water-powered flour mill, one of only 50 still operating in the UK today. At 3pm, Wednesday to Saturday, the miller is personally conducting tours of this historic mill. During the tour, visitors watch the original Victorian machinery grind the organic grain into flour. The tour concludes with complementary bread tasting, followed by Cream Teas and homemade cakes. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Was taken on this tour with my wife, having discovered how great the bread is. It was very very interesting - the way it all worked was very clever. Anyone who has not been to a working mill before should go - not only educational but was fascinating. Our descendants were a clever bunch :o) Also one of the end... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We've been to the mill a couple of times but never made it on a family tour until yesterday - it was brilliant! My 4 year old loved learning about the processes of milling from the very charismatic and engaging miller, and was really excited to see the water turning the wheel. Thank you!

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Don't beleive the national press about Somerset being sunk and underwater. We've just spent two days in Wookey and Wells. Burcott Mill is a working Water Mill that still grinds locally sourced flour. They also sell Bread made on the premises by the Miller and his wife, Lou. A spendid place to visit and well worth it. About a 6... More

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Lou and Steve F, Owner at Burcott Mill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your look around the mill - do let us know when you plan another trip here and we can make sure we are running the mill for you to see it in action! Enjoy the flour! More

Draycott, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Why not take a tour, try the bread, then head to the Burcott Inn for lunch.. we had a lovely morning with the kids.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Spent a very nice couple of hours here on Friday afternoon. A most informative tour by Steve, the owner/miller followed by coffee and cake in the courtyard. The tour was very comprehensive with the ability to see the Victorian machinery working throughout and overall a very interesting experience - more so than we expected. Well worth the afternoon. Good car... More

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Draycott, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

we had a guided mill tour here with my 9 and 11 year old it was so good and the miller knew everything about his subject we had a lovely tea afterwards in the courtyard and a peek into their b and b rooms which look first rate - highly recommend this to all ages

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We visited the mill for a tour by the owner/miller, then stayed for tea and home made cakes served by himself an his wife. Our party consisted of 3 adults and 2 children under 12, and every one of us was enthralled by the tour of the water mill and demonstration of grinding flour. The owners are lovely and welcoming... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We took our sons 6 and 9 on the Tour run by the miller, Steve French. He was interesting and knowledgeable and the actual water mill itself, grinding wheat grain and spelt is a fantastic piece of history. The leat is apparently over a thousand years old. I know our boys will remember this special place and I'm glad we... More

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Swanmore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Went on the mill tour with family and sister in law. Fantastic visit. Flour milling at its simplest and best. Steve,s tour was excellent and really explained all the parts of the flour milling process to everyone present. Bought some bread and flour after tour. I hope I can turn it into bread that is as good as the bread... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit, despite the wet afternoon. Steve, the owner and miller, showed us round and we were taken with his enthusiasm for this historic mill and the art of milling the flour. After the tour we met Louise, his wife, who was happy to chat as she served us a delicious cream tea with... More

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